Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Costa de Oro

La Barra

Wiggle your toes in the sand and dig into fish so fresh it may have just jumped onto your plate from the ocean in front of you. Whether grilled, or cooked al mojo de ajo (with garlic), and served with homemade salsa…
Top Choice Seafood in Veracruz City

Villa Rica Mocambo

Food – and this restaurant in particular – is reason enough to make the pilgrimage to Boca del Río. Fish is the all-encompassing ingredient, from camarones enchipotlados (smoky chipotle shrimp) to stuffed sea bass, …
Top Choice Seafood in Orizaba

El Cebichero

Spot this tiny cevichería by the puffer fish dangling outside and the fishing nets strung along the ceiling. Young chef Toni Serrano (who studied English in Bournemouth, UK) prepares such delights as scallop ceviche…
Top Choice Fusion in Orizaba

Marrón Cocina Galería

With buckets for lampshades, sunflowers on the tables and mildly distressed furniture, this cool and very good fusion restaurant has an easy, informal and convivial atmosphere. Some of the best items on the menu are…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Xalapa

El Brou

Housed in a delightful high-ceilinged colonial lounge, El Brou gets it right on all counts. The varied menu offers a delicious and arty take on Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Mexican cuisine, and the modern touch…
Top Choice Cafe in Veracruz City

Gran Café de la Parroquia

To say that Veracruz' greatest ‘sight’ is a cafe might seem like a slur on this grizzled port city’s reputation, but walk into the Gran Café de la Parroquia – over two centuries old – and the penny will drop. The de…
Top Choice Seafood in Jalcomulco

Restaurante Nachita

Sit on the deck overlooking the river and order one of the restaurant's specialties: manuelitos (locally caught crawfish) in salsa verde or chipotle sauce, a hearty torta be mariscos (seafood pie) or seafood cazuela…
Top Choice International in Xalapa

Vinissimo Xalapa

Elegant, but certainly not pretentious, the Vinissimo Xalapa offers outstanding 'alta cocina' dishes created with imagination and fresh market produce. The often-changing menu takes its risottos and pastas from Ital…
Top Choice Seafood in La Antigua

Las Delicias Marinas

On the waterfront, closest to a pedestrian-only suspension bridge, the celebrated Las Delicias Marinas serves exquisite fresh and saltwater fish and seafood that could emulate anything in Veracruz. The charcoal-gril…
Top Choice Fusion in Papantla

Ágora Alta Cocina

An unexpected surprise in a quiet residential part of town, Ágora Alta Cocina is indeed high – both in terms of location and the sky-high aspirations. The food? Nicely executed fusion, from smoked salmon with pear, …